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Carbon Tariffs

Better to Charge for Emissions Than Ban New Coal Plants

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Rather than banning the construction of new coal-fired power plants, America should tax domestic carbon emissions. Then we could enact carbon tariff on imports, and thereby level the playing field for our manufacturers.

Unpaid Environmental Costs Distort Trade

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Rubin

Sending smokestack industries to distant shores in search of cheap labor markets to make the things we consume may lessen the carbon footprint of our economies, but it doesn't do much for the global footprint.

Obama vs. Krugman: Five Reasons the President's Right on Carbon Tariffs

Jake Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Colvin

President Obama and Congress must make sure that U.S. climate policy efforts encourage other countries to reduce their carbon emissions and spur global demand for U.S. clean energy technologies.